The mass plugin upgrader (and mass installer) is up for grabs

I’ve released Version Checker 2.0 this morning.

This is a huge milestone for Semologic Pro users. Many thanks to all those of you who took the time to test it — in particular during the last round, when I’ve been fine-tuning the installer.

The new upgrader shows up prominently in the admin area when new versions of your active plugins are available:

Plugin Mass Upgrader
Mass Plugin Upgrader

Simply click the button when you see it appear in your admin area, and it’ll upgrade each of your individual plugins automatically.

I’m going to release a batch of other plugins in the coming days — almost all of it WP 2.9-related. So be sure to upgrade Version Checker first.

The new installer works a bit the same. I’ll go through the details in Version Checker’s documentation. Key highlights, though:

  1. WordPress, Plugins, and the theme are now installed separately, one after the other, rather than all at once.
  2. Everything you need is located under Tools / Semiologic, which is available once you’ve entered your Semiologic API Key.
  3. The mass plugin installer takes care of creating a .htaccess file, permission changes, and activating permalinks on your site.

The big news is, I’ve yet to see the new installer and upgrader fail on a single site. Crossing my fingers…

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